Eadie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Eadie originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Eadie originally derived from the Old English word Eade which referred to abundant riches.However, another reference claims that the name was derived from the Middle English name Edwy and the Old English word Eadwig which are composed of the elements ead meaning prosperity and wig which meant war.

Early Origins of the Eadie family

The surname Eadie was first found in many counties throughout England. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 reveled the list the first records of the name: Edde (no personal name listed) in Norfolk; Edde filius Hugh in Huntingdonshire; William filius Ede in Suffolk; Robert filius Ede in Huntingdonshire; and William Ede in Norfolk. [1]

Important Dates for the Eadie family

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Eadie Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Eadie has appeared include Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.

Early Notables of the Eadie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Eadie family to Ireland

Some of the Eadie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Eadie migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eadie arrived in North America very early:

Eadie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Eadie, who arrived in New York in 1789 [2]
Eadie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Eadie, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [2]
  • W Eadie, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [2]
  • James Eadie, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1863

Eadie migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eadie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Ann H. Eadie, (b. 1862), aged 7 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Mrs. Janet Eadie, (b. 1833), aged 30, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Mr. William Eadie, (b. 1836), aged 27, British mason travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Miss Mary T. Eadie, (b. 1861), aged 2, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [3]
  • Mr. George Eadie, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Oamaru" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 16th December 1876, for Invercargill [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Eadie (post 1700)

  • James S. Eadie, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 4th District, 1914 [5]
  • Bertram G. Eadie, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916 [5]
  • William Stewart Eadie (1864-1914), English cricketer
  • Darren Malcolm Eadie (b. 1975), English former professional footballer
  • Sir James Raymond Eadie Q.C. (b. 1962), born in Kensington, London, British barrister, severing as First Treasury Counsel from 2009, was appointed a Knight Bachelor on 8th June 2018, for services to Law and to Government [6]
  • Kenneth William Eadie (b. 1961), retired Scottish footballer
  • Cindy Eadie (b. 1982), Canadian softball third baseman and hockey goaltender at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • James Eadie (1827-1904), Scottish brewer who founded James Eadie Brewing Company (1854) and operated for 90 years
  • Helen Eadie (1947-2013), Scottish Labour Co-operative politician, Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee (2011-2013)
  • Alexander "Alex" Mark Hughes Eadie (1920-2012), Scottish Labour politician
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
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